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Old 11-01-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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2005 Ducati ST3 with a bottom end noise. It's beautiful w/ only 5500 miles on it, all keys, code card, every receipt for everything all from the original owner.



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Old 11-02-2014, 06:58 AM   #2
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Beautiful bike Chuck.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:17 AM   #3
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Nice one Chuck. You gonna split her open over the winter?
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:26 AM   #4
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My ST2 makes a bottom end noise.........I call it music

The Ducati I bought wasn't running when I got it. The owner had the front end off to do the steering head bearings. He put it back together, and it ran for a few minutes, then it shut off. He tried for days, but couldn't get it to start again. I saw it on CL and it was just up the street. When I called he said a friend of his had given him a deposit, good 'til Saturday. I told him I would buy it full price, sit unseen, and I had the money in my pocket. If it turned out to a major issue, I could easily get my money back parting it out.His friend couldn't come up with the money.
Fortunately it took about five minutes to find the clip on the big harness connector on the side of the steering head had broken. This allowed the pins to disconnect slightly after it started. I zipped tied it together, and it fired up after about two revolutions. That was about 3000 miles ago. I'm still commuting 50 miles every day with it.I love this thing.
It complements the 950adv quite well.

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:28 AM   #5
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Yes, that is the plan. I'll see what I can do in the garage (and I really don't think I need to go much further than the right side engine case), but if I'm wrong the engine will take up residence in my spare bedroom, the one w/ the workbench in it...and away we go!

I'll have it ride-able by spring.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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Excellent!

Got any twisty pavement two day trips in mind for next spring?
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:35 AM   #7
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:45 AM   #8
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:50 AM   #9
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...just in time for Christmas Cards!


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Old 11-02-2014, 11:08 AM   #10
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"They" say the st3 is the hardest DUC to work on. (Valves and stuff, I'm sure the bottom end ain't no thing)
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:49 PM   #11
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My lower end " noise " on my 04 ST3 with 40.5K miles on it. Dealer serviced since new and never even hit the rev limiter. Never tracked or abused. Mobile one since new every 5k miles. Verdict: water pump seal let go and dumped coolant into crankcase. Blew at mile 24 on a 26 mile commute home from work on a Friday night. Not pretty. Found a used crank and rods on ebay for $200. Total bill for lower end rebuild , valve guides, valve resurfacing , and a bunch of other internal work.... $3700. The bike started in less than a revolution after all the work and has been perfect for the last 5k miles. Scrapping the bike was never an option. I love this bike. Hats off to Kyle at SeaCoast in Derry NH. for the work. The only mechanic the bike has ever seen.



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Old 11-06-2014, 06:07 AM   #12
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...just in time for Christmas Cards!


Nice pair! I hope the Duc doesn't cost you a fortune to rebuild, it's a sweet bike.
And, is it just me, or do the old 950's looks TONS nicer than the 1190's?

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Old 11-06-2014, 07:47 AM   #13
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Shouldn't hurt too much. It's top end noise, actually. Bent exhaust valve, rear head. If I'm lucky the guide and seat will be ok and I can just slap a valve in it and put it back together.

And I agree regarding the old vs. new observation. The original is still the best.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #14
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Sweet ride. The NYST would be a great place to break in any new parts
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:01 PM   #15
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